My Perfect Wife
I want to introduce you to the most wonderful woman in the world. (At least I think she is and I don't care if you disagree!)
This is Tammy
Now, before I continue, I have to warn you; I think Tammy is perfect and I love her to infinity and beyond! So, this is going to get mushy, it might get long, and there are quite a few pictures because I couldn't make up my mind which ones to choose so I chose them all! Therefore, if you don't like mushy stuff, you can just say "Hi" to Tammy here, shake hands and go on your way and I won't hold it against you. However, if you want to hear about the most wonderful woman to walk the face of t he earth, read on!
One other thing before I begin, I do know that Tammy will read this, (and probably kill me for it, in which case it was lovely knowing you all!) but every word I write is the absolute truth and comes from my heart. She is the one and only love of my life, and I will never be able to express just how much I love her, no matter how hard I try!
Now, for those of you who are still reading. Tammy and I have been married for 12 1/2 years but it seems like yesterday that we said "I do". February 15 will be the 13th anniversary of our first date and July 24th will be our 13th wedding anniversary. We moved really fast and nobody thought we'd make it but here we are, more in love than ever!
When Tammy and I met, I knew we were meant to be together and I still do. I believe that God brought us together. It's a wonderful story and I intend to tell it in a future blog but not now. :) One of the things that caught my attention though was her glorious hair!
Here we are a couple years after we were married.
Just look at that hair!
Of course it was more than her hair that hooked me in the end but I have to admit it didn't hurt!
She supported me as I started my own remodeling business and worked with me on my jobs as much as possible up until our oldest, Cheyenne, was born.
Here she is helping me install counter-tops in our kitchen.
When things got very tight financially, she stood by me and never complained. I remember one week, a few months after I started on my own, we had no money for groceries. We ate spaghetti for dinner every night, without sauce mind you, and she never once complained! She doesn't even like spaghetti very well!
Another time I had some extra money after a big job and I gave her $40 to do as she wished with. A few weeks later when things were again very tight, she gave me what she had left, $38! Shocked, I asked her why she still had so much of it left. She simply said, "There wasn't anything I needed"!
She could make a meal appear out of thin air it seemed. No matter how hard it got, she would remind me that God would always provide for us, and he did! Her faith inspired me, and I began to grow spiritually because of her. There were many times I was down but she was always there to give me a swift kick in the butt and remind me that I better keep my chin up and carry on! I always knew she was right!
She is always fun to be around, and the kids couldn't have a better mother! She played with them and joined in on their games. She is never "too old" for things.
Here she is being a kid! :)
There have been many times when I wanted to be an "old man" but she brings out the kid in me. She always has a smile and rarely ever lets anything get her down. When we have gone on vacations she is as excited and enthusiastic as either of the kids. Traveling with her is so much fun! Everywhere we go she takes great pleasure in exploring and discovering new things. Her love of life is contagious. Our family trips never have angry fights in the car, grouchiness or arguments over anything. We always have fun from start to finish!
Here are some pictures of her on our vacations:
Here we are at the beach in southern New Jersy
At Niagara Falls
Being eaten by a shark at the Niagara Aquarium
In front of the "Big Apple" in Medina, New York
On the dock at a cabin we rented for a week in Maine
On a boat trip out into Penobscot bay in Maine
In the top of the Penobscot Observatory.
If you notice, she looks a bit nervous, she hates heights but she went up for the kids anyway!
In one of the Maine lighthouses.
That's the lens of the lamp on the left.
In the car somewhere. :)
The kids absolutely adore her! They could not have a better mother! From the day they were born she has been so full of love for them and no matter how difficult and ornery they might have been she always loved them. When she would have to punish them she never ever lost her temper and went too far. They always knew whatever punishment they received, they deserved it. She has the patience of a saint. Wesley especially could be very trying as a toddler but she always kept her calm. There were a few times I came home from work and she was getting close to the end of her rope but she would turn him over to me and walk away instead of losing it. I am ashamed to say, I was more likely to get carried away but seeing her calm ways helped me to stay in control as well.
She loves me unconditionally and treats me like a king. I don't deserve her but every day I thank God for bringing us together! She is by far, the most wonderful, spectacular, beautiful, marvelous, awesome, absolutely perfect woman for me! I love her so very much and I intend to do my absolute best to show her just how much! It's going to take the rest of my life and even then I'm sure I won't be able to scratch the surface but I'm never going to quit trying! I look at her and my heart feels like it's going to burst with love. If it wasn't for her, I'd be a washed out shell of a man, miserable and broken, swirling down the river of life on a piece of wreckage from the disaster I had made of myself before she found me. She threw me a rescue line and helped me to build a wonderful life full of joy and happiness!
If you made it this far I'm sure you have figured out that I love Tammy very much! Please forgive this public display of affection but I want to shout from the rooftops how much I love her! Like I told Darlene, she is my #1 angel! She was sent down from heaven to rescue me! There is nothing, nohow, nowhere, never ever that I will let come between us!
I LOVE TAMMY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I'll leave you with one more random picture of her. I never get tired of seeing her beautiful face and since this is my blog, you just have to deal with it! :)